Why I work with HCM

I believe in living with purpose, authenticity, integrity and simply doing the right thing for others.  It’s simply the right thing that the playing field be leveled, so everyone has the opportunity and access to a great education.  It’s simply the right thing that patient’s voices be heard and that people have access to quality health care. Complex solutions are required to enact these simple concepts, and I love being part of an organization that brilliantly influences policy to drive people to simply do the right thing.

Karen S. Levin

Director of Finance

Karen Levin serves as HCM Strategists’ Director of Finance overseeing all aspects of financial management across the firm, including budget development, contract negotiations, financial reporting, day-to-day business and operations management, and new business and client support.

Karen brings to the firm over 20 years of expertise in business management and finance for professional service firms. Prior to joining HCM, Karen served as senior director of finance at Grayling, a national public relations firm, overseeing all financial management for the Washington D.C., Denver and Tallahassee offices, as well as for Grayling’s sister company, Whiteboard Advisors LLC. Previously, Karen served as vice president of finance for the research division at Edelman and served for 12 years as the finance director for the USA Media practice at Burson-Marsteller, where she served as a member of the U.S. leadership team and managed all aspects of the daily business management and financial operations for the practice.

Karen received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from The American University and studied at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Karen and her husband are owned by their three rescue dogs and Karen is known as “Auntie KK” to her niece, nephew and three g-dchildren. When she’s not creating pivot tables in excel, she enjoys traveling, reading, yoga and photography.

Areas of Expertise

  • Executive Team Support
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources



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